I'm putting together a little bug-out kit...part survival, part medical/first aid.I'm probably going to get a couple of sutures/needles/needle holder. I think.Any docs/nurses/paramedics care to…Continue
"BTW, the '65 Vibrolux Reverb is a very, very nice amp. Mine is "OJ" (October 1965) date code so just after the CBS takeover. Front panel says "Fender Musical Instruments" instead of "Fender Electical Instruments"…"
"Been carrying one every day since around 1982. Victorinox. I feel half-naked if I mistakenly leave it at home (happens about two or three times a year).
They keep chancing the names and features: Explorer, tinker, super…"
"The whole "manly" thing gets a bit ridiculous.
It's not manly or not manly...it's just smoking. If smoking something is manly, does that mean a 12-year old kid smoking is "manly"?
Bottom line, like alcohol use,…"
"As clearly mentioned in what I said "it's great for small stuff", is exactly what was mentioned. If your intestines are laying in your lap, I believe your problems are more pronounced than trying to decide what to suture it up…"
"I feel there is a definite difference between wilderness/survival medicine and clinical medicine. I actually have a lot more experience working in wilderness/austere environments than clinical environments, but can negotiate both when I need to. The…"
"Ah I'm sorry I thought you meant IVs in general during an emergency situation.
I tend to agree with cleaning a wound with soap and water is all you need provided you have enough clean water on hand during your hypothetical prolonged survival…"
"Yup. I have been trained in surgery, anesthesia, and taught tactical medicine in at least 3 different countries not including the U.S. and am very familiar with IV's, sutures, tourniquets, etc.
For hypovolemia (most likely what we are talking…"
"Superglue is not intended as a means to seal a wound, just because you medic thought it was a good idea doesn't make it right. Superglue isn't used in medical applications, there is medical glue but regardless if the wound requires…"
"Yeah... like I said, I do fine with carbon steel chisels, gouges,.plane irons and knives. I can get a wire edge and razor sharpness no problem. It's the harder stainless that gives me trouble. It seems that the india and arkansas oilstones just…"
"A guy removes a huge nail from a wooden bridge to repair his stove while on a recreation hike?
Not sure I would waste any of my medical supplies on such an individual. One nail probably will never be missed for a wooden bridge but still it's…"
"Back to the top. I have been sharpening carbon steel knives and tools for decades.
I have a set of oilstones and generally know how to use them.
My problems is with stainless steel knives; they are a LOT harder to sharpen that carbon steel. Can…"
"Years ago I was hiking in Shenandoah with a couple of friends.
We were maybe a day from a trailhead. One guy needed to fix his stove and was attempting to remove a large spike nail from a wooden bridge to use as a wrench. He was using…"
"This depends. Tourniquets are used to control a life threatening bleed. Dressings and bandages are used for smaller/slower bleeds. Eviscerations should be moistened and covered in plastic to prevent the wound from drying out, then secured with…"
"Tourniquet, you're not going to be giving yourself stitches. If the wound is severe enough to the point of being life threatening then a tourniquet is the option you would take, otherwise pressure and bandaging. If you're…"
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"It's funny. Barbers, and I mean true barbers, are pretty common in my area. Licensing in Texas is extremely strict, probably exceeding what you describe for your state. And yet, here, they seem to be on the upswing, after nearly being killed…"
We've not had a traditional barber in our area after the guy died a few years ago.
I made a try with a barber-style place and gave up. Always a crap shoot as to how long it will take. Last time I stopped by, I found a man and a…"